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Feb 27, 2011 5:30pm PST
it might mean for your commute. good night. >>> inside libya, gadhafi tries to show he is still in charge. tonight, what he wanted us to see. and what he found at tripoli's front door. >>> the battle lines at home over teachers in a city that fired every teacher on its payroll. >>> and the real story of a little boy who first heard the king's speech and convinced the real queen to someday let the king's speech and convinced the real queen to someday let the story be told. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. even as the libyan government today tried to demonstrate it is still in control of the country, there were clear and ominous signs that the noose is tightening around moammar gadhafi's regime. today, anti-government forces in dramatic fashion consolidated their grip on zawiyah, a key city just 30 miles from the capital and both side appear to be arming themselves for a make-or-break battle for libya's seat of power. nbc's jim maceda traveled from tripoli today and found a lot more than the government bargained for. >> reporter: this is what the libyan govern
CNN
Feb 22, 2011 1:00am EST
itself. freedom, freedom from years of torture and tyranny. the gadhafi dictatorship appears to be growing down. you're going to see a lot of images like these tonight. wounded shot by snipers, secret police or by mercenaries. in the capital of tripoli, sustained gunfire can be heard in the streets. the victims, seems, ordinary libyans. the uprising into longer contained to eastern lib yarks it's nationwide. across the country some troops no longer following orders from the government. mercenaries, hired killers are taking their place, as members of the libyan military go over to the protester's side. earlier today, video surfaced on youtube, it's very tough to take, you may want to turn away. it purports to show the badly burned remains of libyan troops killed and incinerated for refusing orders to fire on fellow libyans. if this is true, a remarkable act of courage where even a minor act of dissent has been punished by death. in the island of malta, some fighter jets have flown rather than fire on women and children. late today he showed up on libyan state television in a b
CNN
Feb 26, 2011 10:00pm EST
man senses something big is going to happen. >> moammar gadhafi's son proclaimed the protests united and the people united behind the regime. time will tell if the rest of the world isn't waiting. >> u.n. security council approved a draft resolution for sanctions against gadhafi's government. u.s. president barack obama said gadhafi lost the right to lead libya and needs to stand down. >> gadhafi stood his ground vowing to stay in power by force if necessary. armed mercenaries gunned down countless demonstrators. the u.n. believes more than 1,000 people have died. >> much of the country is not under gadhafi's control and a former justice minister is a key opposition leader to lead an interim government. >> and cnn senior international correspondent nic robertson is in tripoli where it's sunday morning. the opposition picked a leader. is there a real sense that anyone is in charge? >> reporter: there's certainly a sense here in tripoli that they're talking about talking with the opposition and when i asked what you said so far? they have agreed on one point and that is that libya shou
CNN
Feb 27, 2011 1:00am EST
bones. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> tonight, libya. a country in turmoil. gadhafi's people rise up against him. his allies back away. >> the president is obviously concerned about the safety of american citizens. >> is the erratic strong man losing his grip? cnn is now inside the middle of this unprecedented upheaval. a country that suppressed journalists and its people with an iron fist until now. how will the fate of a dictator impact your world? >>> hello, and welcome to our viewers from around the world to cnn's special report on the uprising in libya. >> right now it is early sunday morning in libya in the capital, tripoli, an ominous silence. one man tells cnn he senses something big is going to happen. >> moammar gadhafi's son proclaims the protests have subsided and all libyan people are united behind the gadhafi regime. >> the u.n. security council approved a draft resolution to impose new sanctions about gadhafi's government. president barack obama says that gadhafi has lott the right to lead libya and needs to step down. >> gadhafi has defiantly stood his ground
CNN
Feb 25, 2011 5:00pm EST
and the horror stories about move moammar gadhafi's crackdown. >>> the libyan leader is trying to show the world he's still in charge, even as the united states moves to slap him with some new sanctions. how much farther might the obama administration go to avoid more bloodshed, and a school district votes to fight almost every single teacher, 2,000 and all. drastic situations in the budget war. that and more in "the situation room." >>> right now we're getting new -- a new view into the protests and the violence in libya. several hundred people get off that u.s.-chartered ferry that just docked in malta a little while ago. a chartered aircraft also left libya today bound for turkey with americans on board. stand by for some of the terrifying stories they are now telling all of us. another late development, the united states says it's moving forward with sanctions against moammar gadhafi's regime. the u.s. embassy in libya already has been closed. a defiant gadhafi appearing in tripoli today with crowds that supposedly support him, but witnesses report fierce clashes between security forces and
CNN
Feb 28, 2011 5:00pm EST
leader moammar gadhafi desperately clinging to power as more government forces abandon his weakening regime and join the protesters. the pentagon puts gadhafi on alert, repositioning his naval and air forces to be ready for what it calls all options. his u.s. military action imminent in the region and the obama administration seizing the moment. now issuing an urgent new call for democracy in iran. could the government of ahmadinejad be the next to fall in the middle east? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a defiant moammar gadhafi is refusing to acknowledge any signs of political turmoil in his country. in interviews with the bbc and abc news reported today that gadhafi fiercely denied using force against his own people. >> they love me. all my people are with me. they love me owl. they will die to protect me and my people. no, no, no. >> if you say they do love you, then why are they capturing benghazi and they say they are against you there? >> my people, they come from outside. >> he was referring to al qaeda. meanwhile, the u.s. treasury department has announ
CNN
Feb 26, 2011 1:00am EST
the streets and the dictator, moammar gadhafi, and his sons continue to oversee the killing of unarmed protesters and continue to lie about what they are doing right now. gadhafi today telling libyans they should be singing and dancing in the streets. i want to show you what his people are really doing in the streets and what's being done to them in those streets as protests swept tripoli today. the gadhafi regime, which claims it would never kill its own people, is killing its own people, again. more died today. more will likely die tomorrow. by all accounts, what we are witnessing, what we are watching, what gadhafi and his henchmen are doing, is wholesale butchery. take a look at what happened today. people leaving friday prayers at a mosque in tripoli were attacked. the call had gone out to protest after prayers, but government forces were there, waiting with weapons. watch. [ chanting in foreign language ] [ gunfire ] >> the firing goes on and on. troops shooting not to warn or wound, we are told, but to kill. you'll hear shortly from a protester who was there in that crowd. there
CNN
Feb 21, 2011 1:00am EST
gadhafi has spoken since these protests erupted and did appear on state run tv but we don't know when this was taped. a few hours ago, his son hit the air waves to defend his father's government. he accused outside forces with interfering with libya's affairs. i want you to play a part of that and take a listen. >> translator: many people living abroad have decided to use this to start a campaign in order for the country to reach the state that happened in tunisia and egypt. this is all over the internet and facebook and media campaigns. so the government here and the security apparatus were aware of all this, so they did pre-emptive action before the 17th of february, and they arrested a few people who were involved. this developed into small demonstrations, then there were conflicts between different citizens, and then there was shooting. a few people died. there was violence against the police. the police became targets and police units as well as military campus in misrati, this developed, so angry people tried to attack and invade these places, the army and police tried to defend
CNN
Feb 22, 2011 2:00am EST
tonight with barbara walters. she's interviewed moammar gadhafi several times. and we'll talk with a young woman trapped in tripoli, a libyan woman who is risking her life to talk to us, to tell you what she is seeing and what protesters want more than anything else itself. freedom, she says. freedom from years of torture and tyranny. the gadhafi dictatorship appears to be going down. but if it's going down, it's trying to take down as many people as possible with it. you're going to see a lot of images like these tonight. wounded shot by snipers, secret police or by mercenaries. in the capital of tripoli, sustained gunfire can be heard in the streets. the victims, seems, ordinary libyans. the uprising into longer contained to eastern libya, it's nationwide. across the country some troops no longer following orders from the government. they want no part of scenes like these. mercenaries, hired killers are taking their place, as members of the libyan military go over to the protester's side. earlier today, video surfaced on youtube. and we should warn you right now, it's very tough to take.
PBS
Feb 24, 2011 6:30pm PST
gadhafi. a no-fly zone is considered to prevent more attacks on civilians. switzerland has frozen the assets of moammar gadhafi and his family. fighting between loyalist and protesting groups have increased. the east seems fily in hands of the opposition. our coverage begins with this report. >> this military base in northeastern libya used to house troops loyal to moammar gadhafi. it has fallen to those that have joined the rebellion. >> it seems with the rebellion inside the barracks plus the other people from outside of the perimeter, it was breached three nights ago. >> >> loyalists have been attacking civilians. this shows a hospital treating the wounded. some witnesses say that the city was attacked by rockets. hundreds are thought to have been killed or wounded in recent days. >> you see only destruction here. shootings, people, and fear. even doctors don't know how many people have been injured. -- shooting, dying people. >> the rebels have control of the border to egypt. the situation -- much of the rest of the country. there are reports of clashes and casualties in the a
CNN
Feb 23, 2011 10:00pm EST
is coming down for a battle for tripoli. moammar gadhafi now using not just foreign mercenaries to hang onto power but arming teenagers, thugs, encouraging prisoners and anyone else he can get on the streets. we've talked to a number of people and you're going to hear from them and all say the same thing. they have seen a dramatic change for the worse on the streets today. more dangerous, more deadly than ever. we have new video of what tripoli looked like 48 hours ago before gadhafi made that speech yesterday, threatening to execute those who opposed him. take a look. [ horns honking ] two days ago, crowds of anti-government protesters felt safe enough to gather in green square in the heart of the capital, lighting fires. tonight, armed thugs roming the streets, hunting anyone who looks like a journalist. anyone with a camera or anyone suspected of trying to tell the world what is happening. you're going to hear from a woman who is risking her life to tell the world what's happening. in the city's main cemetery, they are ready for a blood bath. new video showing row afro of fresh graves bei
NBC
Feb 25, 2011 5:30pm PST
>>> on our broadcast tonight, free at last. americans finally out of libya, but gadhafi may be cornered. tonight our report from inside tripoli. >>> a wild ride and a dramatic end to one phase of the showdown in wisconsin, but it's not over yet. >>> making a difference, they are calling him the earthquake mayor. tonight we meet the man rallying a city that's been shaken to the core. >>> plus why the biggest name in beer stopped making beer today at one of its plants. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. what's happening tonight in libya is being called a deadly end game. gadhafi spoke again today, another strange speech. he threatened to turn his nation into a red flame. he promised to release the weapons in his arsenal to the rebels fighting for him. he also told people to dance and sing. the evacuation of americans is over. they got out safely today on a charter flight and a ferry boat. tonight most of them are there in malta. and for the first time we have someone inside tripoli in libya tonight, so we begin with the r
CNN
Feb 27, 2011 4:00am EST
throughout the middle east is causing crude oil and fuel gadhafi's armed mercenaries have claimed more than 1,000 lives. that's according to the united nations. and cnn's international correspondent nic robertson is in tripoli. it was of particular pain to singled out that city in a number of his addresses on state-run television. >> looks like we'll see other cities added to the map. >> we have 4 million people in the west, 1 million people in the east. >> we've been talking about what happened at the united nations, sending a strong message to gadhafi. the u.n. security council unanimously approved a resolution to slap libya with sanctions for its crackdown on protesters. >> jill, we're talking about sanctions here that actually have teeth not just gesture politics here, actual sanctions that say there are consequences for those associated with this regim regime. >> what it includes is arms embargo, asset freezes, travel bans on moammar gadhafi and on his associates and as the u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice said this will send a message directly to the libyan leade leader.
CNN
Feb 20, 2011 10:00pm EST
gadhafi video, we don't know when this was taped as well. >> the u.s. is weighing all appropriate actions in response to all of this and the u.s. state department sent out a statement which read in part we have raised to a number of libyan officials our strong objections to the use of lethal force against peaceful demonstrators. and bahrain officials gave their commitment to peaceful demonstrators and call upon libyan government to uphold that commitment. >> moammar gadhafi himself has been silent on this issue and his son is calling to enforce at any price and warning of a civil war if the uprising doesn't end. >> he told the libyan people in that address. joining us now, if you look at that speech by gadhafi, it's straight out of the playbook of dictators clinging to power, blaming foreign forces and journalists. it wasn't very reassuring if this was meant to calm the nation. >> reporter: he was essentially holding out the specter of civil war. one kept wondering what he was going to offer in terms of a carrot opposed to a stick when it went on 40 minutes. about midway through, he began
CNN
Feb 22, 2011 7:00pm EST
. that's the real gadhafi. shall i button my collar or leave it undone as his country becomes undone. >> let's not forget he's one dangerous man and a lot of libyans endangered right now. that's it for me. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." "john king, usa" starts right now. >> good evening, everyone. dramatic developments in north africa tonight. moammar gadhafi insists his hold on power isn't slipping but the facts on the ground point to a dramatic new reality. on the streets of libya's capital, tripoli, trashed and empty wilderness watched over by snipers. the aftermath of eight days of anti-government protests and gadhafi's brutal crackdown that cost hundreds of lives. gadhafi went on state television today. he refused to quit. vowed to die in libya as a martyr and threatened death to anyone who stands up to him. >> translator: the punishment is execution. ransacking, looting, the punishment is execution. >> despite that tonight gadhafi's support in eastern libya is totally gone. around 12,000 people have fled across the libyan border into egypt. ben wedeman reports armed
NBC
Feb 23, 2011 5:30pm PST
and fast, while gadhafi loses control. our own richard engel reports again tonight from inside libya. >>> the domino effect from the showdown in wisconsin, and the prank call that fooled the governor and is now all over the web. >>> hitting hard at home. it took the death of a veteran o football player, but now concussions are front and center with a lot of parents of athletes. >>> the brotherhood, one man helping boys become men and recruiting as many others as he can to follow his lead. >>> and after 26 long years, a losing streak has come to an end. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. cities and towns are falling in libya, falling from moammar gadhafi's control, but not the big one, not yet. his headquarters of tripoli being controlled by forces loyal to him in what increasingly looks like a violent civil war. the american effort tonight is this, get u.s. citizens out of there by ferry boat and get out ahead of what's happening. we heard from the president a short time ago. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it i
CNN
Feb 22, 2011 5:00pm EST
." wolf? >> brooke, thanks very much. >>> happening now, libya's moammar gadhafi vows to fight to the death to hold on to power. he's now threatening to execute enemies as protesters and members of his own government are defying him in huge numbers. the u.s. is condemning violence against libyan protesters, but how far would and could the obama administration go to prevent a full fledged massacre? >>> and a powerful earthquake leaves one of new zealand's largest cities in ruins. dozens are dead, and more may be trapped under crumbled buildings and chunks of concrete. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we fin with a very, very real danger that anti-government protesters in libya could be slaughtered in huge numbers. the strong man moammar gadhafi making it clear today that he won't go down without a fight. eight days into the demonstrations against gadhafi's regime, at least one person in the libyan capital is reported hearing bullets are being fired non-stop. this is the picture gadhafi wants the world to see. we're told libyans were dragged into the street a
CNN
Feb 21, 2011 5:00pm EST
of a deadly new crackdown. moammar gadhafi's regime fighting back at protesters, warning of civil war. some libyan officials now are turning against the strong man and even accusing him of genocide. >>> plus, the budget war in wisconsin. the governor taking a new swipe at public workers protesting a bill they call anti-union. is there any hope for a breakthrough? we're expecting to hear from the governor in about an hour. stand by for that. >>> and sex, lies and chemical weapons. a wife tries to poison her husband's lover and faces the kind of charges you might see leveled against a terrorist. now the u.s. supreme court is stepping in. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> the unrest sweeping the middle east and northern africa appears to be exploding right now in libya. we just received word from a top u.s. official that libya has used some kind of aircraft to attack protesters on the outskirts of tripoli. also, in new video, some of which is so hard to watch that we've had to blur some of the images, you will see burned bodies on the streets of tripoli. opposition sources
CNN
Feb 26, 2011 6:00pm EST
the country. it shows moammar gadhafi losing grip on his country. be safe. we'll follow this developing story on cnn. >>> i want to tell but this coming up at 7:00 p.m. eastern. a brooklyn woman gives $300 to a wish doctor for a voodoo sex ceremony but the results are fatal and amazing footage from there and this. a rodeo in north carolina. a bull jumps into a crowd scattering fans knocking over drinks and causing panldz moan yum. we'll have the woman who shot this video. she was in the crowd and experienced this. join us at 7:00 p.m. eastern for that and a live report again from tripoli in libya. i'll see you then. >>> anti-government protesters now in control of some major libyan cities. cnn is inside the country following this historic revolt. and moammar gadhafi's brutal crackdown. the libyan leader is vowing to fight to the death to hold on to power. this hour, his threats, his rants and his strange behavior now and in the past. >>> and the world's oil supply at risk. what if the unrest spreading through the middle east explodes in saudi arabia? we want to welcome o
CNN
Feb 22, 2011 8:00pm EST
tonight, it's all coming apart for moammar gadhafi. a few hours ago he appeared on libyan television, a desperate leader, clinging to the last vestiges of power. in a rambling and incoherent speech, he threatened his own people, threatened the united states, and just about everyone else, droning on for more than an hour. if you were watching, it seemed a lot longer, like maybe a year. now i want you to take a look at this. this was moammar gadhafi 40 years ago. hard to believe it's him. gadhafi was young, handsome, a charismatic commander. he was the leader of the great libyan revolution, strong enough and brave enough to stage a coup to topple a king. looking at him then makes it easier to understand the love and loyalty he once inspired among his people. the years have not been kind to moammar gadhafi. >> whoever cooperate with foreign countries in order to instigate a war against libya, the punishment will be execution. >> wow. meanwhile, in the eastern city of bengazi, now largely under rebel control, jeering protesters tossed shoes into gadhafi's image, in a sign of the utter co
CNN
Feb 23, 2011 2:00am EST
libya's dictator moammar gadhafi said today, blaming america for his troubles and americans. it is not safe on the streets for americans or anyone else in tripoli. gadhafi today made this long, rambling speech, at times he seemed deranged and delusional, often he was simply lying, making up stories like many of the other dictators we've reported on recently. what was so remarkable is gadhafi's clear announcement he would not surrender power without a fight. he said he will be a martyr at the end and making sure he takes a lot of innocent lives with him, unleashing a campaign of violence and a campaign of lies, calling his own people rats strung out on drugs provided by americans. there's no way to know how many people have died in tripoli. tonight, new video shows just how deadly the fight still is in the capital and what they've been dealing with there for 48 hours. take a look at this, as protesters tore down gadhafi posters and were targeted by heavy gunfire. [ gunfire ] >> you can hear it, heavy automatic weapons fire. some of the protesters are armed. some carry makeshi
CNN
Feb 23, 2011 7:00pm EST
in to the control of anti-government forces and moammar gadhafi imports mercenaries by the thousands in a desperate bid to keep his grip on power. look at this remarkable scene in b as they celebrate the break from the gadhafi regime. this is here in the eastern part of the country. tunisia over here to the left. the libyan border along here. libyans streaming in to escape the violence and uncertainty in a country gadhafi has ruled for more than 40 years and who now says he would rather die a martyr than yield power peacefully. italy's foreign minister says he believes at least 1,000 people may have been killed by forces loyal to the regime and that the white house a short time ago, president obama ended days of personal silence on the libya cry says. the president said hillary clinton would attend an emergency meeting of the united nations human rights council, that the administration is mulling sanctions and other options and he condemned gadhafi's promise that anti-government protesters would be executed. >> the suffering and blood shed is outrageous and it is unacceptable. so are threats and or
CNN
Feb 23, 2011 8:00pm EST
gadhafi. witnesses report rebels are shooting hundreds of rounds in to the affair as they celebrate their freedom from the man who has controlled their country and their lives for 40 years. we're learning the truth of rumors that we've heard throughout the week. what we're about to report is graphic and disturbing and may not be appropriate for younger audiences. we've heard of mercenaries hired by gadhafi to kill his own people. today we see proof. the body of an african soldier with my gear began papers displayed by the rebels. not only did gadhafi's forces kill civilians, they also fired on their own fellow soldiers. a number of them were executed for refusing to fire on unarmed civilians as this video shows. meanwhile reports of casualties grow. the italian foreign minister up to 1,000 have died in the last week. we see dozens of victims buried in improvised seaside cemetery. one mourner says many, many graves, and these are martyrs who were killed. this indeed is truly heartbreaking. now in the capital city of tripoli, the situation remains volatile. libyans are said to be hidi
CNN
Feb 25, 2011 10:00pm EST
gadhafi can hang on like this realistically? now in addition to all of those factors i mentioned before, you have the united states imposing sanctions on libya. you have the european powers under increasing pressure to follow suit. there's talk of possibly composing a no-fly zone in libya. it's just not looking good for moammar gadhafi, which isn't a bad thing for the rest of the country. >> no, it's not. ben wedeman, thank you very much indeed. that's all from us tonight. here's anderson cooper with "ac 360." >> piers, thank you very much. good evening, everyone. tonight in tripoli, families are once again hiding in their homes as gunmen rule the streets and the dictator, moammar gadhafi, and his sons continue to oversee the killing of unarmed protesters and continue to lie about what they are doing right now. gadhafi today telling libyans they should be singing and dancing in the streets. i want to show you what his people are really doing in the streets and what's being done to them in those streets as protests swept tripoli today. the gadhafi regime, which claims it would nev
CNN
Feb 25, 2011 7:00pm EST
as early as tuesday. >> we'll see if gadhafi's still in business then. thanks very much, lisa. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." "john king, usa" starts right now. >> thanks, wolf. and good evening, everyone. this will be remembered as a busy and a pivotal day in the political crisis in libya. as anti-government protests intensified and reached deep into the capital of tripoli, moammar gadhafi defiantly vowed to hold power. >> translator: we can destroy any assault with the people's will, with the armed people, and when it is necessary the weapons depots will be open to all the libyan people to be armed. all the libyan tribes. and then libya will become a red fire. libya will become an ember. >> but anti-gadhafi protesters, well, they're equally defiant, using friday prayers as a rallying point for major marches across the country. and those marches went from east to west. we had them over here in benghazi. check out this image here. anti-government protesters now in control of libya's second largest city celebrating here with their weapons. this in the east in benghazi. more co
ABC
Feb 21, 2011 5:30pm PST
gadhafi is fighting back hard calling in air strikes on his own people, machine guns and artillery too. hard information is hard to come by, but human rights groups report that hundreds have been killed. eyewitnesses we've talked to describe a massacre. and some military officers and diplomats are choosing to defect rather than join gadhafi's fight. they are siding with the regional revolution. take a look at this map. protests all across the arab world from morocco to iran. governments have fallen in tunisia and egypt. will libya be next? already the ripple effects are being felt here at home. today the price of oil shot up 6%, the biggest one-day jump in nearly three years. so as gadhafi tries to prolong his more than 40-year hold on power tonight, we'll examine his complicated relationship with the u.s. and ask the key question, if gadhafi goes, will that be good or bad for america? jeffrey kofman starts us off from libya's border with tunisia. good evening, jeffrey. >> reporter: and good evening to you, george. the wildfires of reform that have been sweeping across the arab world t
NBC
Feb 22, 2011 5:30pm PST
. >>> on the broadcast here tonight, furious fight for control of libya. and gadhafi says he's not leaving. tonight, our own richard engel has made it inside libya. tonight, we'll look at the question a lot of americans are asking, what's all this going to do to gas prices? >>> earthquake, devastation this evening in new zealand. this is being called its darkest day. >>> cellhone risks. the debate over phones and brain tumors. what researchers found when they measured actual changes in the brain. >>> and new signs of trouble in the gulf. what is killing so many baby dolphins? >>> also here tonight, the uproar happening in wisconsin isn't staying in wisconsin. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, with fighting in the streets and his entire nation in play, moammar gadhafi made it clear, if he's going to be toppled after over 40 years in charge, he intends to go down fighting and die like a martyr. right now, tonight it looks like the fight for libya is devolving into a civil war. gadhafi went on libyan television today to deliver a speech that sounded
ABC
Feb 21, 2011 6:30pm EST
in the making. >> will the infamous strongman gadhafi be the next arab leader to go? how many will die first. >>> blizzard, the next winter storm hits hard and another one is coming now. >>> super bowl suicide. the sad death of a football star save lives. why he wanted his brain saved for research. >>> boy wonder. how a 20-year-old rookie stunned nascar pulling off the biggest upset ever. so green he got lost on the victory lap. >>> good evening. another arab leader is facing the wrath of his people. moammar gadhafi is fighting back hard calling in air strikes on his own people. machine guns and artillery too. information is hard to come by but human rights reports say hundreds were killed. and some military officers and diplomats are choosing to defect rather than join gadhafi's fight. they are siding with the regional revolution. protests all across the arab world from morocco to iran. governments have fallen in tunisia and egypt. will libya be next? already the ripple effects are being felt at home. today the price of oil shot up 6%, the biggest one-day jump in three years. as gadhafi tri
ABC
Feb 21, 2011 11:35pm EST
, libyan leader moammar gadhafi orders troops to open fire and drops bombs on his own people. we have the latest from a ferocious crackdown. >>> in the hunt. we go duck hunting with mike huckabee, the leading contender so far for the republican nomination, but is he even going to run? >>> and quake. breaking news tonight as new zealand is slammed by a violent earthquake leaving some dead and dozens trapped. the quake took down buildings, destroyed homes and tore up streets. we've got the latest pictures. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. we'll begin with a dramatic showdown with a dictator and a population demanding freedom. the situation is red hot in the libyan city of benghazi where residents spent the day terrorized by bands of roving thugs spraying machine gunfire and killing hundreds according to witnesses. the showdown comes as libyan leader moammar gadhafi seeks an unprecedented -- puts down an n unprecedented uprising. >> reporter: moammar gadhafi who led by crushing the opposition could himself be crushed by a popular uprising. tonight in a country where people have lived
CNN
Feb 21, 2011 9:00pm EST
morgan tonight" starts right now. >>> tonight, chaos in libya. is strong man moammar gadhafi's regime about to come to a crashing end? his son remains defiant. >> we will never give up libya. we'll fight for the last inch to the last -- >> hundreds reported dead as unrest spreads. >> i think it's high time for the world to step in and tell this man to stop killing. >> what comes next? brutal crackdown? >> we are expecting real genocide in tripoli. >> or resolution? >> the libyan people have broken the fear. we will not back down. >> why this could be even more significant for the u.s. and for you for what happened in egypt. this, the special live edition of "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. we start with breaking news tonight from new zealand where the city has been hit by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake with multiple fatalities. but first the latest from libya. it's difficult to be honest to know what happened there tonight. the mobile phones and the internets have been shut down or slowed down. but today libya's government released war planes and helicopter gun ships on people. >
CNN
Feb 23, 2011 5:00pm EST
? >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening rights now, burning anger at moammar gadhafi and his violent crackdown on anti-government protesters. president obama plans to speak out about the situation in libya in just a matter of minutes. we'll have live coverage here. critics have been questioning the president's silence. stand by for that. >>> oil prices spike to the highest level in over two years amid reports that libya's production has stalled. this hour, how the unrest there could threaten the economy here in the united states. >>> and a new legal move by the obama administration reignites the divisive debate over same-sex marriage. amid revolts overseas and budget battles here at home, a lot of people are asking why now? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these are some of the latest pictures of libyans demanding freedom and defying moammar gadhafi's brutal crackdown. opposition forces have made gains outside the capital of tripoli a day after gadhafi vowed to fight to the death to hold on to power, but witnesses tell us the streets of tripoli are virtually empty ri
ABC
Feb 21, 2011 11:35pm PST
. the showdown comes as libyan leader moammar gadhafi seeks an unprecedented -- puts down an n unprecedented uprising. >> reporter: moammar gadhafi who led by crushing the opposition could himself be crushed by a popular uprising. tonight in a country where people have lived in fear for so long, suddenly they are taking to the streets, all day they have been brazenly demanding that gadhafi get out. but gadhafi is lashing back with force and brutality on a scale not yet seen in the revolutions that have been sweeping across the arab world. >> oh, my god. they are -- they are firing at the civilians here. they are crazy. they are going crazy here. >> reporter: with borders closed and telephone and internet jammed it's impossible to get an accurate picture but there are reports of massacres by the military. >> meme are being killed by large caliber bullets, heavy, you know, heavy machine guns. they've reported aircrafts, helicopters. they've been using anti-aircraft artillery at people. >> reporter: a conservative tally puts the death toll at about 300. a catastrophe fueled not by the libyan mi
CNN
Feb 23, 2011 5:00am EST
as protesters vow to carry. a former minister says gadhafi has days or hours. >>> the road less travelled. discover what lurks deep inside a tunnel used to smuggle drugs from mexico to the u.s. and what does justin beiber have in common with jennifer aniston? the answers in our top trending stories. but first, the desperate hunt for survivors in the new zealand quake. that's to the second night. rescue teams are working against the clock trying to find people who are trapped beneath the huge weight of dust and rubble there. they're scouring for the debris and looking for any signs of life. it's moments like this one that gives them hope. take a look at this video. in the last few hours, rescuers pulled this woman from the ruins of the pine gould building. anne had taken cover in the desk in her building and she was blocked there for 24 hour ms. rescue workers applauded as she was pulled from the building. look alt these pictures. the latest of the city of christ church while survivors are describing their moments of escape while walls and buildings crashed down around them, they scrambled
CNN
Feb 25, 2011 2:00am EST
. gadhafi controls the streets with his mercenaries and thugs and special forces commanded by his son. but fighting continues elsewhere in other cities. we have new video to show you. protests today about a half hour west of tripoli after a battle between pro and anti-government forces there today. [ gunfire ] west of tripoli, fighting as well in the cities to the east. but the future of libya will be won or lost in tripoli itself. today, gadhafi made another speech. if you thought this rant on tuesday seemed strange, the one today was even more bizarre. it was a speech made by phone and he repeated his fantasy that america distributed drugs and are being slipped into coffey and mosques and given to kids. he blamed a new force which is behind the protests, echoing the same lies told by mubarak in egypt. gadhafi claims that al qaeda itself is behind the protests. listen to what he said. >> translator: this is coming from bin laden. what have you got to do with bin laden? bin laden has recruited these people and sent them here and has been recruiting these young men for months. these cr
NBC
Feb 26, 2011 5:30pm PST
and more local news on the bay area at 6:00. >> tale of two cities, gadhafi tries to show he is still in control. but tonight, what our reporters say on the streets of libya. >>> on the streets at home, tens of thousands keep up the fight in wisconsin and beyond. pain killers, the crackdown on florida's pill mills. and the devastation from drugs so easy to buy. >>> and southern comfort. a solution to hard times. what we can all learn from one small town. ♪ >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening. battle lines. some being manned by armed civilians. supporters of moammar gadhafi tonight in anticipation of a violent show down with rebel forces. as the regime tries to prove it is still in control of the country, those rebel forces are reportedly nearing the outskirts of tripoli. and the center of power. today for the first time, president obama called for the leader to step down. saying the libyan dick tator ha lost his legitimatesy. we want to begin with jonathan rugman in tripoli tonight. >> reporter: they
CBS
Feb 24, 2011 4:30am EST
>>> collision course. opposition leaders vow to liberate libya's capital. moammar gadhafi's last major stronghold. >>> war games. senior military officers reportedly used psychological warfare to try to manipulate members of the u.s. senate. >>> and judgment today. wikileaks founder julian assange expected to learn today if he'll be extradited to sweden to face expected to learn today if he'll be extradited to sweden to face sex crime allegations. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. >>> hour by hour, mile by mile, the anti-government rebellion in libya is closing in on moammar gadhafi. gadhafi has lost control of eastern libya, cities closer to the capital tripoli are being taken over by anti-government forces. gadhafi is holed up in tripoli, protected by hired militiamen and supporters. more anti-government rallies are planned there today. entire army units are defecting and they now control key cities. mandy clark has made it to libya and has the latest. >> reporter: this was the scene when we arrived at the main square
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